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Ah, migraine, how I love that you have mellowed with age. I played… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
January 5th, 2009
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Ah, migraine, how I love that you have mellowed with age. I played through the blind spot (and let me tell you, that was interesting. But there was a 1000 person queue and I didn't want to wait an hour and half to get back on. I didn't die, not even once. Even though I could only see about half of what was going on. As I said, 'interesting'). Used to be that would be followed by odd tingly numbness in fingers or lips, then a headache to make one whimper, then nausea and vomitting.


Now, if I keep my eyes closed until the blind spot goes away, there is nothing. If I don't keep my eyes closed, there is very mild pain.

How the mighty have fallen! I laugh in your general direction, Migraine.

(We will not speak of the panic that still sets in when I notice the blind spot.)



New subject: The Three Musketeers. I am on the last third and the last several hours have been devoted to 'Lady d'Winter'. Or, however it's spelled. I. Am. Bored. and I want to strangle her.

For the love of little green apples, please, please, please, let her schemes go awry. I have lost track of the number of times I have rolled my eyes.

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From:solan_t
Date:January 5th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
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The Three Musketeers? Nope. It's a major hole in my classical background. Actually, my classical background is more hole than anything else. ;)

And my lack of knowing what's coming is driving me NUTS.
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From:solan_t
Date:January 5th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
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Drat you, for not telling. ;p


Really, I am hoping she gets a "Just kidding! We were on to you the whole time. Enjoy the East Indies!"

Or someone ends her 'suicide' ploys by killing her himself.
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From:radcliffe
Date:January 5th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
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Oh it does get better- the bringing down of DeWinter is well worth the wait :-) I found that I was holding my breath wanting the guy to read faster!!!
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From:solan_t
Date:January 5th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
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I found the Lt's mention of betrayers rather interesting, actually, since that's what she is, and is setting herself up to be to him, personally. If he catches on, he's liable to be murderous, if you ask me.
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From:mljm
Date:January 5th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
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Visual disturbances are not something that I usually have with my migraines. Not that long ago I had my first experience with the auras and blind spots. I absolutely freaked out and made Wm come home from work. After about an hour the pain set in and my vision returned to normal.

I'm looking forward to menopause. Mom says the change made her migraines go away. I can only hope.
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From:solan_t
Date:January 5th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I am glad the visual disturbance doesn't last long (about an hour for me). While the memory of pain has a lot to do with my panic, the blind spots and scintillations are just very distressing on their own. I have to consciously calm myself when I notice them, and will start the panic over 'false alarms' when I just think I noticed a blind spot.
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From:roseconnelly
Date:January 5th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
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I see sparkles -- like silver confetti -- floating in my peripheral vision. If I have a headache and see that, I know that I'm in for something much worse very soon.



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From:solan_t
Date:January 5th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
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You know, I get those, too, but they don't presage a headache. Not sure what causes those, although going from dark to bright light is almost sure to set them off.
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From:sherwood21
Date:January 5th, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)

Re: The Three Musketeers

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I do not think you will be disappointed. :D
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From:solan_t
Date:January 5th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)

Re: The Three Musketeers

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I listened to a bit more as I ran out to get some lunch. If Felton falls for her sob story, I am going to want to bounce his fool head off a wall.

On the other hand, I LOVE when the bad guy/gal puts their own head in a noose. So satisfying.
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From:oldwolf
Date:January 5th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
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Get thee to a physician post haste! Me thinks it be a mild stroke.
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From:solan_t
Date:January 5th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
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I have had migraines since I was about thirteen. This was definitely the migraine visual disturbance, for all I don't get the rest of the symptoms. I have been to the doctor about the migraines, but there's not much that can be done when they are so rare (once a year or so) that a trigger can't be determined.
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From:oldwolf
Date:January 5th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
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Still, when was the last time you had a Discriminating MRI done?
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From:drpaisley
Date:January 6th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
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Psssst! "Rosebud" is the Lost Dauphin!
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